Hyderabad: Cell phone theft case suspect set himself on fire near police station
Hyderabad: A suspect in a cell phone theft case set himself on fire in Chandrayangutta police station on Monday unable to bear alleged harassment of the police.
Hyderabad: A suspect in a cell phone theft case set himself on fire in Chandrayangutta police station on Monday unable to bear alleged harassment of the police. The suspect, Shabbir Ali, was taken to the police station in connection with a mobile phone theft case.
Shabbir was reportedly asked to come again on the next day for further questioning. Unhappy with this, he went out and came back with a bottle of petrol before pouring it on his body and set himself in flames inside the police station. He alleged that the police were imposing false cases against him.
As soon as he lit himself up, two policemen quickly tried to douse the fire. Critically injured, he was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment. Police however denied Shabbir's accusation and said that he was arrested in several cases. He was also convicted by the court in four cases, they claimed. An inquiry has been ordered by higher police authorities into the incident.
Currently, Shabbir is being treated at Osmania General Hospital (OGH) and his health condition is stated to be critical.
The entire episode was recorded on the CC cameras installed at the police station. Shabbir is seen rushing out of the police station being engulfed by flames. Two policemen are also seen rushing to him and trying their best to put out the fire. The video was now gone viral in several platforms of social media.